I'm a research associate in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington working with Rajesh Rao and Dieter Fox. I'm also a senior researcher at the Robotics, Perception and Learning Lab at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
My research focuses on semantic perception and spatial understanding mechanisms for mobile robots and their interplay with the algorithms used for planning robot's interaction with the world and human users. My goal is to build robots that can operate robustly in large human environments and efficiently solve tasks in collaboration with humans. My work spans the areas of robotics, machine learning, computer vision, and human-robot interaction. It includes such problems as semantic perception, learning deep spatial representations, semantic mapping and reasoning, and planning with semantic knowledge.
Previously, I was a Head of Research at OculusAI Technologies, a startup developing mobile, cloud-based computer vision solutions. In Dec 2011, I received my Ph.D from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Between 2006 to 2012, I was part of the EU integrated projects CoSy, CogX and DIRAC.